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The Overachiever’s Curse

Hi. My name is Melissa, and I am the textbook definition of an overachiever—“one who achieves success over and above the standard or expected level especially at an early age.” (Thanks, Webster’s.)

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I’m not alone. Most successful people probably consider themselves overachievers. As kids, when asked to clean the kitchen, we likely also alphabetized the contents of the cabinets without being asked. We have learned the key to success is going above and beyond and doin

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